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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 34: Failure of jury to agree

[ Text of section effective until May 10, 2016. Repealed by 2016, 36, Sec. 1.]

  Section 34. If a jury, after due and thorough deliberation, return to court without having agreed on a verdict, the court may state anew the evidence or any part thereof, explain to them anew the law applicable to the case and send them out for further deliberation; but if they return a second time without having agreed on a verdict, they shall not be sent out again without their own consent, unless they ask from the court some further explanation of the law.